[ Kind ]
“While it is useful to make bridges even to those groups one does not belong to, and it is important to try to be kind, it is also imperative to not strive too hard, to not believe too deeply that if one acts just right, ... that one can actually pass for a nice, restrained, subdued, and demure lady- woman. It is that kind of acting, that kind of ego-wish to belong at all costs, that knocks out the Wild Woman connection in the psyche. Then
instead of a vital woman you have a nice woman who is de-clawed. Then you have a well- behaved, well-meaning, nervous woman, panting to be good. No, it is better, more graceful, and far more soulful to just be what and as you are and let the other creatures be what they are too.”
- Quote from Women Who Run With the Wolves
AMAL means Hope in Arabic and the word is also used in Malay to refer to Charity. This collection was done during a very challenging time for a lot of people, being away from their hometown and family during the lockdown, longing for physical human connections. The abstract shapes are evocative of Terengganu and of feeling 'at home'. They are named after traits or actions that inspire Hope, which at the same time are also associated with acts of Charity towards oneself.
The brooch is made of brass with stainless steel pin in 18 karat yellow gold plating. This limited collection is a collaboration with the artist Ashraf Ishak to raise funds for charity. You will receive an original artwork together with the jewellery for each purchase. Only 1 brooch available.
Half of the proceeds from this collection will go to :
Befrienders for suicide prevention
The Lost Food Project for zero waste / fighting hunger and climate change by tackling food waste
Yellow House for training / education to empower and improve lives to be more sustainable for homeless people, urban poor and refugee communities
Buddy Bear.Human Kind, for providing support to children and teens who are experiencing emotional distress
The items' shape and finish will vary subtly from images on this website and the items' colour may slightly vary due to photographic lighting sources or your monitor settings.